Save time by automating asset inventory management with the KACE Systems Management Appliance Express (KACE Express). This free introductory version of the award-winning KACE SMA enables you to:
Available as a software-only virtual appliance, KACE Express is an inventory-focused solution designed for systems that run Microsoft® Windows® on x86 and x64 microprocessors, including laptops, desktops, servers and tablets. While optimized to manage DellTM Windows systems, KACE Express also manages Windows systems from other hardware manufacturers at no additional charge.
Easily obtain the most complete computer inventory possible. Automatically discover software and hardware configurations network-wide using managed agents for comprehensive network inventory management.
Streamline reporting and gain a 360-degree view of your IT environment with more than 60 built-in reports and wizard-based tools that make it easy to create custom and ad hoc reports.
Keep critical information at your fingertips. An easy-to-read dashboard features charts that summarize your hardware and software inventory, DellTM warranty and DellTM updates.
Save even more time with additional capabilities designed specifically for Windows systems running on DellTM hardware. Easily inventory, report on and renew DellTM warranties, and inventory, report upon and deploy DellTM BIOS and driver updates.
Download and deploy the Express virtual appliance to your VMware® or Microsoft Hyper-V® environment in minutes.
Conveniently transition to the full KACE SMA and unlock more features, such as multi-OS support, patching, help desk and software distribution — without redeploying the solution or losing any of your inventory data or settings.
Maximize the effectiveness of your KACE appliances with these optional add-ons and support tools.
Join this web-based accelerated implementation and training program for KACE Endpoint Systems Management Appliances to master advanced systems management tasks quickly and effectively.
Package and repackage software applications with RayPackTM DellTM KACE Edition. Get a one-year license of this powerful repackaging tool for creating customized application deployments.
Migrate user profiles on 50 systems free with Tranxition Migration Manager. This premium solution to user profile migration is fast, secure and supports a wide range of third–party software applications.
Contact a KACE sales representative for details.
Express can be installed on host systems that meet the following requirements.
Four or more vCPUs
One Ethernet port
For VMware installations:
For Microsoft Hyper-V installations:
Express can be used to manage Dell devices that meet the following operating system requirements. For additional specifications, see the operating system vendor’s documentation. The appliance imposes no additional requirements, and supports 32-bit and 64-bit architectures where applicable.
Windows 8,8.1, and 10
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Windows Server 2016
Essentials, Standard1 , Datacenter*
(*Cannot be running in Server Core mode)
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Datacenter*
(*Cannot be running in Server Core mode)
MAC OS X
10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13
Linux Red Hat® Linux AS and ES
Versions 6.x – 7.x, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
Versions 14.04, 16.04, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Versions 11 - 12, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
Raspbian Linux (on Raspberry Pi devices)
Jessie, Stretch (Debian versions)
To access the Express Administrator Console and User Console web-based user interfaces, use a monitor with a screen resolution of at least 1280 pixels by 800 pixels and one of the following web browser applications.
11.x or later
12.x or later
45.x or later
7.x or later
49.x or later
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